Where to Take a Dip this Summer


Public Pools – - Edmontonian’s adore their public pools, and they have been a mainstay in our summer fun for more than 80 years. Upgraded with kiddie pools, splash parks and diving areas, these pools are staples of summer days where you can always find the smell of chlorine, screaming school age kids and a freezie from the ice cream stand.


Provincial Park Beaches and Lakes – - There are plenty of lakes near town that offer great beaches and swimming less than an hour away. Many of these including Aspen Beach, Wabamun, Pigeon, Miquelon and Long Lake are provincial parks and offer great amenities such as restrooms, playgrounds, showers, picnic sites, firepits and boat launches.


Wading Pools And Splash Parks – - For those looking to cool off with the little ones without the stresses of a deep end, there are a growing number of safe and fun locations around town. These are large purpose built spray parks with tons of exciting water play features but the hours vary so check out the (City website) before you go.


River Tubing – - If gently floating down the river on a hot summer day is more your speed, Pembina River is a great place to do just that. An hour west of Edmonton, this river offers magnificent views of a river gorge carved out during the Ice Age. You can take two cars and a couple of tubes on your own, or use the rental and shuttle service offered by Pembina River Tubing.


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